This is Teddy, his family came to collect his portrait yesterday. The families youngest daughter has Autism and Teddy has become some what of a best friend / therapy pup for her. When they arrived yesterday the daughter was reluctant to hop out of the car to come and see the surprise that her parents had organised for her. We eventually made our way to the studio and the daughter had her head buried in mums arms...until she spotted a certain handsome pup sitting on the easel....she immediately recognized who it was and approached the easel, the biggest smile ran across her face...after a little conversation about her best friend, I gave her the portrait of Teddy to take home and off they went...Mum emailed later that day to let me know that on the car trip home her daughter said "Mum....I don't know how to explain how I feel...but it is bigger than happy"....😌 Well...this is easily the best response to an artwork I could ever ask for...to see something I've created make someone that happy is like nothing else and is by far the best part of this art gig I've found myself in!!
In 2018 you have to pull up on people to show you serious. The other reason why I came to the West Coast was to meet the mind or the head of Voltron aka @valholla, @vincevalholla. Yea, the label I am the A&R Rep for, this is the boss. (For the non-believers) Came to the west, saw life, and ready to go back east with a new energy. #workisntwork [Vince Savant]
I got to sit in a peaceful beautiful park for a bit today with no kids, just doing some work, reading a book, and enjoying fresh air while I finished what was left from lunch. That’s my kind of self care! #selfcare#workisntwork#relaxing
Remember why you do it, to run your own business it’s not enough to just want to earn money. This isn’t a 9-5 anymore, stop kidding yourself that it’s to develop a work/life balance. Running your own business becomes your life, but it also frees you. It frees you to plan around your family, your hobbies, your lifestyle that a 9-5 could never do. It’s so ingrained in you that work is no longer taxing, or arduous. You’re choosing to do something you love and build yourself a future. Find a why that’s so powerful that on your darkest days it will make you get out of bed and get grinding.
My why? This week I get to go to stay and play with this gorgeous boy 9-10:30 on a Monday morning, then pick my daughter up at 3:30.
I’ll have to work the Sunday & Monday evening, but that’s ok as I can do the things I love and be there for my children at the right times. They’re only little for such a short time. I can’t wait for him to show me his favourite things to do at nursery.
You got this x
The fun you have at work when your no longer chained to a desk in an office job working with masoganistic males !!! When you love your job so much it’s not work 🙌 lovemyjob #workisntwork#funtimes with this cutey 🌸💕
Started my first day of work at Paypal’s Demo Day and my last day of work at Paypal’s Pitch Fest! 😳 Thank you to all da older peeps, for being so brutally honest by giving me much-needed advice on how to manage my post-teen years; for really helping me out during the intense conference periods & with everything and anything in between!! I will honestly miss this incredible place, the startup vibes and transparent work culture. Best of luck to all of you & although it’s only been three months, I’m so so proud to be part of the TIA famz! :’) #workisntwork#passion#edutech#learningeveryday
We had a huge restructuring at our company 3 or 4 years ago . We had a core group of guys who had lost their way in terms of respect towards our company. I'd love to say everything always goes great but it doesnt. That year we had to change 14 guys either through them quitting or us having to let them go.It's been a tough road but it finally feels right now. Peoples lives change and their motivations change but throughout this rebuild I'd like to thank @johnnynewguy and @brycekiberd for reestablishing a positive core for the next generation of eager future carpenter phenoms. 2018 and 2019 looks to be our best year with our best group of guys. #framer#framerproblems#carpentersareadyingbreed#carpenter#squaresnaprepeat#framersolutions#builtright#neversaynever#lookcloselytheseguysarelegit#workisntwork